Sunday, March 27, 2016

Querrey quickly exits Miami Open; Bryans advance

Adrian Mannarino, playing last week in Indian Wells,
upended 29th-seeded Sam Querrey in the second
round of the Miami Open. Photo by Paul Bauman 
   Sam Querrey is already out of the Miami Open.
   One day after losing in the first round of doubles, the 29th-seeded Querrey fell to Adrian Mannarino of France, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday in the second round of singles.
   Querrey, a 28-year-old San Francisco native living in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Monica, received a first-round bye. He fell to 0-2 lifetime against Mannarino, a 27-year-old left-hander from France.
   Steve Johnson of Redondo Beach in the Los Angeles area and Querrey lost to Spanish left-handers Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez (no relation) 3-6, 6-3, 10-6 in the first round.
   It was the third consecutive first-round loss for Johnson and Querrey since a runner-up showing in Memphis.
   The Lopez pair reached the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells last week.  
   Fourth-seeded Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, trying to win their third straight Miami Open doubles title and fifth overall, beat Inigo Cervantes and David Ferrer of Spain 6-3, 7-5 in the opening round.
   The Bryans, 37-year-old ex-Stanford All-Americans, will play Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain and Viktor Troicki of Serbia in the second round.

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